World Water Day: Pope Francis Calls for “Watershed” Dialogue
Replenish “Water Values” for a Thirsty World
World Water Day (March 22) is an annual occurrence to raise awareness about water issues and tackle obstacles to clean and abundant water for everyone. This year’s focus for World Water Day is on wastewater.
According to the United Nations, the world needs “to improve the collection and treatment of wastewater and safely reuse it. At the same time, we need to reduce the quantity and pollution load of wastewater we produce, to help protect the environment and our water resources.”
This year’s World Water Day is also the start of a Vatican-led program called Watershed: Replenishing Water Values for a Thirsty World. Pope Francis launched this initiative during his Papal address earlier today. He is asking for a shift in how the world values its most precious resource: water. Learn more, see videos and get involved at Watershed’s Facebook site.
See the World Water Day video and read more facts here.